International Experience

Our solutions are informed by firsthand experience of operating successful international businesses.

Due to the nature of our practice and our clients’ businesses, we have extensive international experience and a strong global focus. We continually assist with global business expansions into new markets, including through capital and fundraising, corporate structuring and cross-border transactions. 

Every day we are working on protecting and commercialising new innovations, brands and intangible assets internationally for multiple clients, including licensing and selling intellectual property.

We are part of an extensive international network of advisors spanning 155 jurisdictions.

With so many of our clients working globally, we need to be able to obtain prompt, high-quality and cost-effective legal support from all corners of the globe, whenever required. All our advisors are carefully selected based on the quality and timeliness of their advice and their like-minded approach. Members of our International Referral (IR) Group network, like us, are responsive and forward-thinking and offer legal advice alongside broader strategic development support for businesses.

Unlike conglomerates, we have the flexibility to choose the best international advisors for each matter and provide you with cost-effective advice and strategic solutions. 

"We are a family-owned business that has in recent years started exporting to international markets. mdp helped us to protect our IP in other countries so that we can export our products with confidence. They also assisted with enforcing our IP rights and managed to get a recall of our competitor's products that were infringing our registered design."

Shaun Cozens, Managing Director of DTA Australia

Our Work

Australia Post

We are the exclusive intellectual property and legal service provider for Australia Post’s new platform that supplies SMEs with information on doing business overseas: Growing Global.

Trade Victoria

Selected as one of 2 firms to provide IP services and legal services to Victorian businesses who were awarded grants to export their goods and services (Boost Your Business Vouchers program).

Leighton O'Brien

Advised on global expansion of their environmental technology — Leighton O’Brien is now the largest provider of retail petroleum fuel management in the world.
*mdp Managing Director Michael McDonald is the Chairman of Leighton O'Brien.

Our Services

Our clients turn to us for advice before doing business internationally. Our services span:
  • International filing of trade marks, patents and designs
  • Protection and commercialisation of new technologies in new markets
  • Expansion of online businesses, both locally and internationally
  • Corporate structuring and restructuring for tax efficiency, risk management and investment
  • Fundraising and capital raising
  • Commercial and strategic advisory
  • Strategic advice on business growth and foreign market entry
  • Cross-border transactions
  • International structuring and incorporation
  • Negotiating and drafting commercial agreements for new markets, including
    • complex intellectual property licence and royalty agreements
    • software licences
    • shareholder agreements and
    • partnership agreements
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